2 Reviews on University of Maryland School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at the University of Maryland offers a unique educational experience for those interested in delivering exceptional direct patient care. You will always have the support of the amazing faculty and leaders of the university. These leaders are experts within the field of nursing and help guide you through your studies.

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  1. Anonymous
    Aug 15, 10:38 pm by
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Graduation: 2016
    Focus: Medical-Surgical

    My Experience

    I attended UMSON at the Shady Grove campus while the new curriculum was still young, so there were some bumps here and there. However, I had a very positive experience overall. What I admired about the school was the emphasis on leadership and the nursing role in the community. UMSON definitely aims to produce nursing leaders, and I anticipate seeing my fellow classmates and alumni as nursing leaders in the coming years. The orientation for the program was very welcoming, and I enjoyed the Universities at Shady Grove environment. Most of the classes were held at Building III, which is the newer of the three buildings on the campus. Aside from the occasional technological difficulties with the overhead projector, the classrooms were very state-of-the-art and comfortable. (Which is important, because classes were usually over an hour long!) Classes usually ran between 40-50+ students. (Please, don't be afraid to sit in the front of the classroom! This is a great opportunity to get to know your professors and future work references!) We were given the opportunity to use our clinical skills in a clinical simulation lab, which helped to build my clinical experience and confidence. I was also grateful for the my experience with Standardized Patients, which helped me with my clinical communication skills. Sometimes the workload seemed a bit much, however I felt as though the program was designed to indirectly hone our time management skills. Just a theory of mine. Anyway, the classes and exams are definitely challenging but they 100% prepare you for the NCLEX exam. I guarantee it. This is a very highly-ranked and exceptional school. Definitely one of the best- if not THE best in the state of Maryland.

    About The Staff

    The staff at UMSON's Shady Grove campus were all extremely kind and resourceful. This also includes the nursing manager, clinical simulation lab assistant, as well as the office secretary! The professors are all highly educated, are great role models, and strive to see their students succeed when they start working in "the real world."

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    I am so grateful for my experience at UMSON.

  2. Anonymous
    Apr 30, 10:11 am by
    Overall: 5.0 Avg Rating
    Recommend: 5 stars
    Experience: 5 stars
    Staff: 5 stars
    Academics: 5 stars
    Costs: 5 stars
    Support: 5 stars

    Program: BSN
    Classes: On Campus
    Focus: Military

    My Experience

    A supportive environment. Curriculum was advanced for that time, yet students were exposed to down to earth emphasis on basic skills needed to start out as novice nurses. Collaboration with the supporting program sponsor was excellent and allowed for clear communication of expectations.

    About The Staff

    Staff showed concern for students that went far beyond the student being just "another face in the crowd".


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